Former editor of Tiger Beat, Ann Moses, is on Facebook. She recently posted this picture of legendary Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page visiting the set of The Monkees television show.
Here's what Ann had to say about that day on Facebook:
Sorry to be one day late. . .but a big Happy 71st Birthday to Jimmy Page. Isn't he looking so handsome! I first met Jimmy when he was in the Yardbirds and I was contributing articles to the New Musical Express pop newspaper in England. The Yardbirds were in Hollywood to perform at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on September 7, 1966. After our interview, Jimmy asked me if I could introduce them to the Monkees - the buzz was out on this new pop sensation. So, I made arrangements to take Jimmy out to their set. I adore the photo that was taken that day - My left arm through Jimmy's, Peter has me in a "headlock," and both Micky and Jimmy have their jackets covered in buttons. This was the coolest thing at the time. My button says "Fly High with the Yardbirds." We had such a blast out on the set, and if you look closely, behind us are Jimmy's record companies execs and I think they were as thrilled as Jimmy to be out on the Monkees set! What an amazing life and career he has had. Way to go Jimmy! Rock on!
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